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Free Texas Ranger Oral History Interviews
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CATALOG of ORAL HISTORIES

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Alfred, Howard

Interviewed by Robert Nieman
©2006
All Rights Reserved

Oral History Interview with Texas Ranger Howard "Slick" Alfred, 2006


76 pages.

348 kb
Almond, Eddie

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray
©2009
All Rights Reserved
Eddie Almond
Texas Ranger, Retired, 2008

59 pages.
735 kb
Arnold, Red

Interviewed by Ty Lockridge
©2008
All Rights Reserved
R. M. “Red” Arnold
Texas Ranger, Retired, 1978

10 pages.
87 kb
Buckaloo, Clete

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray
©2009
all Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Clete Buckaloo, 2009.

53 pages.
410 kb
Byrnes, David

Interviewed by Robert Nieman
©2006
all Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger David Byrnes, 1996.

107 pages.
370 kb
Cummings, Fred

Interviewed by Chuck Parsons
©2006
all Rights Reserved

Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Fred Cummings, 2006.

23 pages.

Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation

430 kb
Davis, Joe

Interviewed by NancY and Eddie Ray
©2009
all Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Joe Davis, 2009.

47 pages.
183kb
Denson, Selwyn

Interviewed by Robert Nieman
©2006
all Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Selwyn Denson, 1996.

34 pages.
149 kb

Dowell, Stuart

Interviewed by Robert Nieman

©2006
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Stuart Dowell, 1995.

171 pages.
500 kb
Elliott, Glenn

Interviewed by Robert Nieman
©2006
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Glenn Elliott, 1994.

46 pages.
181 kb
Elliott, Glenn

Interviewed by Robert Nieman
©2006
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Glenn Elliott, 1995.

1,218 Pages
2.98 MB
Frasier, George

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray
©2008
All Rights Reserved

Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger George Frasier, 2008.

65 Pages


Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation

211 kb
Gerth, Bill

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray.
©2009
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with Texas Ranger Bill Gerth, 2008.

47 pages.


Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation
428kb
Gilbreath, Larry

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray.
©2009
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with Texas Ranger Larry Gilbreath, 2008.

43 pages.


Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation
594 kb
Gillespie, Jim

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray.
©2009
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with Texas Ranger Jim Gillespie, 2008.

44 pages.


Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation
566 kb
Gonzaullas, Manuel T.

Interviewed by Stacy Keach, Sr.
©2006
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with Texas Ranger Captain M.T. "Lonewolf" Gonzaullas, 1957.

25 pages.
230 kb
Gonzaullas, Manuel T.

Interviewed by Capt. Robert Mitchell and Alva Stem
©2006 All Rights Reserved Oral History Interview with Captain M.T. "Lonewolf" Gonzaullas, regarding the semi-autobiographical movie The Town that Dreaded Sundown, 1977.

19 pages.
182kb
Gooding, Ed

Interviewed by Robert Nieman
©2006
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Ed Gooding, 1998.

100 pages.
361 kb
Goodwin, Ellis

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray
©2006
All Rights Reserved

Oral History Interview with Ellis Goodwin

44 pages.

Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation

429 kb
Goss, Bob

Interviewed by Robert Nieman
©2006
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview of Jim Clark and Wes Whatley about Texas Ranger Bob Goss, 1995.

56 pages.
223 kb
Goss, Bob

Interviewed by Robert Nieman
©2006
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview of Wes Whatley about Texas Ranger Bob Goss, 1995.

35 pages.
181 kb
Goss, Bob

Interviewed by Robert Nieman
©2006
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with Texas Ranger Bob Goss, 1996.


59 pages.
213 kb
Grubbs, Bobby

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray.
©2009
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with Texas Ranger Bobby Grubbs, 2008.

62 pages.


Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation
706 kb
Hamer, Bud, Bobbie and Harrison

Interviewed by Robert Nieman
©2006
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Descendents Bud, Bobbie and Harrison Hamer

49 pages.
204 kb
Hammack, Kenneth

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray.
©2009
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with Texas Ranger Kenneth Hammack, 2009.

43 pages.

Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation
416 kb
Henderson, Gary

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray.
©2009
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with Texas Ranger Gary Henderson, 2008.

55 pages.

Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation
660 kb
Jackson, Joaquin
  Interviewed by Nancy & Eddie Ray
©2008
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson, 2008

58 pages.

Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation
236 kb
Johnson, Lloyd

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray
©2009
All Rights Reserved

Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Lloyd Johnson, 2008.

39 pages.

Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation

551 kb
Johnson, Richard

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray
©2009
All Rights Reserved

Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Richard Johnson, 2008.

52 pages.

Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation

875 kb
Ligon, Henry

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray
©2009
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Henry Ligon, 2009.

73 pages.
375 kb
Martinez, Ramiro

Interviewed by Robert Nieman
©2006
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Ramiro "Ray" Martinez, 1996.

73 pages.
254 kb
Merchant, Sid

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray
©2009
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with Texas Ranger Sid Merchant, 2008.

60 pages.

Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation
683 kb
Mitchell, Al

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray
©2009
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with Texas Ranger Al Mitchell, 2008.

26 pages.

Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation
492 kb
Mitchell, Robert

Interviewed by Robert Nieman
©2006
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Robert Mitchell, 1996.

63 pages.
233 kb

Morris, Don

 

Interviewed by Tony Hill

©2006 All Rights Reserved Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Don Morris, 2005.

86 pages.

Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation
178 kb
Morton, Jack

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray
©2008
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Jack Morton, 2008.

50 pages.
632 kb
Nutt, Ray

Interviewed by Nancy Ray and Robert Nieman
©2008
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Ray Nutt, 2008.

57 pages.
198 kb
Plane, Lucile Garrett

Interviewed by Nancy Ray
©2009
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Warden Lucile Garrett Plane, 2009.

52 pages.
394kb
Poynter, Bobby

Interviewed by Robert Nieman and Nancy Ray
©2008
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Bobby Poynter, 2008.

50 pages.

Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation
188 kb
Priest, Jesse

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray
©2009
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Jesse Priest, 2008.

19 pages.

Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation
422 kb
Ray, Jim

Interviewed by Robert Nieman
©2006
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Capt. Jim Ray, 1997.

86 pages.
306 kb
Rigler, Lewis

Interviewed by Robert Nieman
©2006
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Lewis Rigler, 1994.

86 pages.
288 kb
Wadsworth, Ralph

Interviewed by Robert Nieman
©2006
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Ralph Wadsworth, 2006.

55 pages.
221 kb
Waldrip, Johnny

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray
©2009
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Johnny Waldrip, 2008.

58 pages.

Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation
677 kb
Walker, Tommy

Interviewed by Robert Nieman and Nancy Ray
©2008
All Rights Reserved

Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Tommy Walker, 2008.

73 pages.

 

Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation

246 kb
Weathers, Carl

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray
©2009
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Capt. Carl Weathers, 2008.

58 pages.

Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation
670 kb
Womack, Max

Interviewed by Robert Nieman
©2006
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Max Womack, 1995.

33 pages.
157 kb
Wright, James

Interviewed by Robert Nieman
©2006
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger James Wright, 1996.

43 pages.
189 kb
Yeager, Warren

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray
©2009
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Warren Yeager, 2008.

67 pages.

Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation
726 kb
Young, Lee

Interviewed by Nancy and Eddie Ray
©2008
All Rights Reserved
Oral History Interview with
Texas Ranger Lee Young, 2008.

51 pages.

Sponsored by the Texas Ranger Association Foundation
622 kb

Rare Books & Monographs

Callicott, William ©2006
University of Texas, All Rights Reserved
Bill Callicott Reminiscences, 1921.

93 pages.

William Callicott's correspondence with Walter Prescott Webb concerning his service in the Frontier Battalion in
1874-5.
376 kb
East Texas Chamber of Commerce PD Martial Law in East Texas: What It has Meant to the State and the Nation, 1932.

89 pages.

Discussion of lawlessness in the East Texas Oil Fields in 1931.
561 kb
Gillette, James B. PD Six Years with the Texas Rangers 1875-1881, 1925.

243 pages.

Classic account by a Ranger in Dan Roberts', N.O. Reynolds' and George W. Baylor's commands.
920 kb
Jennings, N. A. PD A Texas Ranger, 1899.

226 pages.

Although Jennings' narrative has significant errors and exaggerations, it is one of the more readable 1870s border reminiscences.
756 kb
Lee, Nelson PD Three Years Among the Comanches, 1859.

164 pages.

Narrative of captivity and life among the Comanche of Texas
517 kb
Lockett, Samuel Coleman ©2006
All Rights Reserved
The Ledger of Samuel Coleman Lockett - Ranger Service Extract, ca. 1910.

35 pages.

This is the extract of only the Ranger service portion. See next entry for entire manuscript.
170 kb
Lockett, Samuel Coleman ©2006
All Rights Reserved
The Ledger of Samuel Coleman Lockett, ca. 1910.

132 pages.

Locket served as a Ranger in 1870-71 with the Frontier Force and as a minister. This is the transcript of his entire manuscript which contains detail on his service as a minister, Rangers he met during that period, and a copy of a transcription of his Ranger service memoirs.
207 kb
Roberts, Dan PD Rangers and Sovereignty, 1914.

146 pages.

Capt. Dan Roberts' classic account of service in the Frontier Battalion.

Sponsored by Robert Nieman.
716 kb
Roberts, Mrs. Dan

(Luvenia Conway)
PD A Woman's Reminiscences of Six Years in Camp with the Texas Rangers, 1928.

55 pages.

Daily life with a Ranger company by the wife of Texas Ranger Capt. Dan Roberts.
258 kb
Sullivan, W.J. L.

PD Twelve Years in the Saddle for Law and Order on the Frontiers of Texas, 1909.

268 pages.

Sullivan served as a Ranger in the Frontier Battalion from 1889-1901 under Capt. Bill McDonald.
731 kb
Wolters, Jacob F. PD Martial Law and Its Administration, 1930.

243 pages
The first hundred pages consist of a rather dry legal treatise on martial law. The second hundred pages contain more interesting sections on the deployment of the Texas Rangers and the Texas National Guard to restore order in Longview, Mexia, Galveston, and Borger from 1919 to the 1930s.
730 kb

Theses and Dissertations

Durham, Jr., Kenneth R. ©2006
Stephen F. Austin University, All Rights Reserved
The Longview Race Riot of 1919

18 pages.

Paper on race riots in Longview, Texas after WWI and the role of the Texas Rangers.
246 kb
O'Neal, John William ©2006
All Rights Reserved
Texas 1791-1835
A Study in Manifest Destiny

140 pages.
945 kb
Rigler, Erik T. ©2006
All Rights Reserved
A Descriptive Study of the Texas Rangers: Historical Overtones on Minority Attitudes, 1971.

84 pages.

M.A. Thesis on the origins of attitudes about the Texas Rangers in Hispanic South Texas.
477 kb
Silvey, Lucile

©2009

The Author at Hardin-Simmons University.
All Rights Reserved

The History of the East Texas Oil Field.

97 pages.
Background history of the East Texas Oil Fields.
769 kb
Stroud, David ©2006 All Rights Reserved
Walter Prescott Webb, 1888-1963.

36 pages.

Biography of the best known historian of the Texas Rangers.
343 kb

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